Mill would say that if God is omniscient then surely he is aware of our suffering and would therefore intervene in the evil as he loves us all. Yet God still allows our suffering to continue which suggests that God is not powerful (omnipotent) at all and cannot stop us or save us from this evil. Mill also believes that the natural disasters and natural problems within the human body such as curable or incurable cancers and diseases such as motor-neurone disease (causes of the body to shut down slowly) for example show faults in the design. These disaster show poor design but how can an all knowing
To what extent does the time in which the composers live influence their response to enduring human emotion? Our morality shapes us and forces us to explore new avenues, but our crude desire to unravel and expose the mysteries of life will drive and reveal a future void of moral and ethical compassion. It is this fatal warning which Mary Shelley and Ridley Scott seek to convey in their retrospective texts, Frankenstein and Blade Runner. Drawing upon their personal contextual concerns, both composers uniquely inform an ambitious humanity of that the implications of the ruthless pursuit of knowledge and our innate craving to penetrate the secrets of nature will inevitably drive humanity towards a dystopian future. Shaped by their distinctly different contexts, Shelley and Scott strive to convey this notion, through bold cinematic and literary techniques, characterisation and themes, of the fatal path humanity has placed itself on.
His overall attitude towards technology is that the uncontrolled growth of technology destroys the vital sources of our humanity. It creates a culture without a moral foundation. It undermines certain mental processes and social relations that make human life worth living. (Postman, 1993) Postman defines technopoly as a "totalitarian technocracy", which demands the "submission of all forms of cultural life to the sovereignty of technique and technology". However, Negroponte is very optimistic about technology although he knows technology has dark side, and he makes many predictions for the future development of media and technology.
The combination of these two techniques establishes the point in which Shelly has made that Victor was doing something beneficial for the world. This perspective on his project changes once the monster is created through the use of technology. This is shown when Victor says “Never will I create someone like you equal in deformity and wickedness.” Shelly’s use of first person once again evokes a connection with the reader whilst the use of the nouns “deformity” and “wickedness” allow the reader to feel that Frankenstein regrets his actions. Thus, as Victor’s perspective on technology changes the reader’s perspective does as well. Shelly does this to warn against industrialization.
Also, he would crave goodness in the world. But a lack of omnipotence would prevent him from being able to pursue the threat of evil. Similarly, if God were omnipotent, and omniscient, evil could exist. Possessing these attributes would allow God to take any action necessary to rid the world of evil, and he would always know where and when to be in order to do so. However, in the case that he lacked omnibenevolence, evil would still cast a dark shadow in the world because perhaps God does not desire to relieve it.
Even though Frankenstein feels that his “human nature [did] turn with loathing from [his] occupation” (55) as he is creating the being, he continues on with an “unnatural stimulus” (55). Frankenstein realizes that there must be some issues with his plan, but never takes the time to stop and think about the possible outcomes of his plan. Because Frankenstein chooses to ignore his own gut
Jd Ks Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 14 October 2011 The nature of man, primarily whether he is inherently good or evil, is a topic that is widely debated by philosophers. The Romantic view on the subject is that man is inherently good, but becomes corrupted by civilization. After reading William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, I disagree with this perspective. I believe that man is inherently evil and that society influences him in a positive manner. Man always has a choice in his actions, but being that the pressure of society forces man to account for how his peers view him before he takes action, we must look to examples of man in nature and unfettered by the chains of society to see man’s true character.
Lord Henry, who enjoys manipulating people to calm his hedonist feelings, spots Dorian's vulnerability immediately and plants the seeds of terror in the young man by imposing him his radical, yet catchy theories of life. In the beginning of the book, when he meets Dorian, he tells him "[An influenced person's] virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development.
Victor clearly fits the description of the Wanderer, as his obsessive need to create life and be its sole creator has a hint of an unnatural desperation to satisfy his ego and attain gratitude. His unhealthy obsession overrides what may be called his healthy passion for the natural sciences, and consequently leads him to live a life of despair and loneliness. But it must be noted that although his initial
This may be deliberate to highlight Walton and Frankenstein character parallel and both their thirsts for knowledge. Shelley warns the reader that by having such adamant ambitions, although you may achieve them, the aftermath may not always be rewarding, such as for Frankenstein who was viewed as a mad man who isolated himself from society. Walton in the opening letters shows “one man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of knowledge.” This could potentially be intended foreshadow Walton ambition and how he doesn’t get to achieve it. Shelley highlights how both characters use